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  • {…innovative means of conserving water and nutrients given to plants…} BIOCHAR AND PLANTS ROOTIGATION SAPIGATION FLOATIGATION GEOCHAR GEO Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy http://e-geo.org saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • A circular pit is preparedBIOCHAR ROOTIGATION 1 around the plant without damaging the roots. Part of the soil in the pit would be covered with polyethylene or biodegradable wax sprayed / covered with any water proof and durable material and then biochar compost would be applied. Biochar Waterproof liquid sprayDr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddysaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • BIOCHAR ROOTIGATION 2 W WATER & NUTRIENTS A R E T Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy saibhaskarnakka@gmail.comSmall Pouches of biochar compost would be attached to the roots of aplant. These can be made of any material, preferably a durable materialwhich can expand. Water (including fertilizers) is taken by the plant bydrip irrigation system
  • BIOCHAR ROOTIGATION 2 WAT WATER & NUTRIENTS ERDr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddysaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • BIOCHAR ROOTIGATION 2 with grafted root (Rootrootgraft) W WATER & NUTRIENTS A R T ERootroot GraftGrafting a rootof a plant withanother rootof similar ordifferentspecies Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy saibhaskarnakka@gmail.comSmall Pouches of biochar compost would be attached to the roots of aplant. These can be made of any material, preferably a durable materialwhich can expand. Water (including fertilizers) is taken by the plant bydrip irrigation system
  • BIOCHAR SAPIGATIONSap wood is exposed linearly and a layerof sterile biochar powder is applied andtied with a muslin cloth into which thewater and fertilizers (diluted) would begiven to the plant.By using the drip irrigation system,water is given slowly, not wasted.Fertilizers can be mixed in with thewater in diluted form, so that the plantconsumes them slowly, and roots are Biocharnot exposed to concentrations ofnutrients. This system benefits frombiochars superior storage capacity andaffinity for water.Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Water and fertilizerssaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • BIOCHAR SAPIGATION with grafted root into the sap wood (SAPROOTGRAFT)Sap wood of a treegrafted with root /s (ofsame / similar / differeentspecies).Water loving roots (rootswhich remain submergedin water all the time) of aspecies would be morebeneficial for grafting.These roots will takerequired amount of water Biocharfrom the water pipe andtransfers to the plant.Biochar would be used for Grafted rootprotecting the exposedroot Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Water and fertilizers saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • BIOCHAR SAPIGATION with the roots ofparasitic plants.The roots of the parasitic plants could betamed by suppressing the growth ofparasitic plant for the benefit of the hosttree. These roots will be used forsapigation. roots ofNote: Research should be done further parasiticto improve this method. plants. TheUsually the capacity of parasitic plants shoots are Biocharfor intake of moisture and nutrients is suppressevery high. The rate of transfer of the dsame to the host plant would be high.Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Water and fertilizerssaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • FLOATIGATION Floatigation is growing plants on floats, where the water (including fertilizers) are taken through capillary action. The plant absorbs the required quantity of water aided by the capillary action of biochar. Water supply can be adjusted by raising or lowering containers as required. Plastic trayFloat water(Styrofoam)Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddysaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddysaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddysaibhaskarnakka@gmail.com
  • “..these are innovative methods to reduce the loss of water andfertilizers given to plants..”Consider plants as sensitive, they need to be taken care becausewe have domesticated them for our own benefit in the name ofagriculture. The treatment given to plants is “inplant” /“inhuman”. (The term inplant is given to experss insensitivitytowards plants)...throwing water on the ground and expecting the plant toconsume all the water without wastage is almostimpossible..the loss of water through percolation andevaporation etc., is almost inevitable. As the plants have nomobility and limited root system, we need to innovate andimplement good practices to support them.. Dr. N. Sai Bhaskar Reddy saibhaskarnakka@gmail.com